This is the part of the service in which attention is directed towards the kids*, and the person giving the childrens talk tries to use some amazing idea to illustrate an great truth from the Bible.
This can go really very well, and if the person leading the Children’s talk is feeling confident, they may even step it up a gear. They may even try and engage the children (adults are pretending not to listen), by asking questions about a Bible passage.
This has its risks.
Like this one time at a church: After reading the story of Jonah and the whale, the person trying to engage with the kids asks a seemingly simple question :
“Who was thrown from the ship, and into the giant fish”
“His name starts with a J…”
It’s at this point, that an excitable and keen voice pips up:
*Not forgetting the adults who may secretly prefer the children’s talk to the main sermon…